Shortly after the debut of its capillary stove, which garnered much praise and attention from buyers at the Summer Market, MSR was forced to cancel delivery because of the inability of Cascade Designs key vendor, Vapore, to supply the capillary force vaporizer. More recently, Cascade Designs solved this problem with an exclusive agreement with Vapore in which Cascade will immediately set up a CFV manufacturing line at its facilities in Seattle, Washington.
CFV technology enables a stove to operate with the performance of liquid fuel and the convenience of canister fuel, providing high output without pressurization. During the past 11 months Cascade and Vapore have worked together to build and field test CFV stoves under funding provided by the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorates Equipment and Energy Technology Team at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass.
“This is a fantastic milestone for our stove business”, said Drew Keegan, Cascade Designs stove product manager. “We introduced this remarkable technology to the trade last August at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City and it was the talk of the show. You can imagine how disappointed we were at Cascade Designs when Vapore informed us that they had decided not to manufacture the CFV unit.”